Meet the car­ni­val com­mit­tee

New team works hard in lead-up

South Burnett Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE | KINGAROY CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL - Elaelah Har­ley Elaelah.Har­[email protected]­bur­nett­times.com.au

THE Kin­garoy Christ­mas Car­ni­val Com­mit­tee has put in a lot of ef­fort to pre­pare for the car­ni­val on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13.

Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Craig Lu­cas praised all the hard work his new team had put in.

“New peo­ple have come onto the com­mit­tee this year, which has helped out a lot,” he said.

“More hands were needed to do all the work. I’ve got a bril­liant com­mit­tee now and ev­ery­one has their dif­fer­ent skills.

“It makes ev­ery­one’s work so much eas­ier. I feel now that we’ve got a good range of skills of peo­ple work­ing on the com­mit­tee that it’ll only im­prove and get bet­ter for years to come.”

Mr Lu­cas and the com­mit­tee took over from the Young Lead­ers group in 2014.

“I came on board in 2014 and at that stage the car­ni­val was look­ing very scep­ti­cal,” he said.

“I was ap­proached then about start­ing a Christ­mas car­ni­val com­mit­tee and I thought it was a great idea.

“We took it over from the Young Lead­ers and ever since then the Christ­mas car­ni­val has been flour­ish­ing.

“It’s great to have ev­ery­one in the com­mit­tee work­ing to­wards the same goal.”

Mr Lu­cas said the com­mit­tee was made up of vol­un­teers that cov­ered a range of skills.

“We have a reg­is­tered ac­coun­tant as a trea­surer, our sec­re­tary is a past busi­ness­woman and grand­mother, we’ve got many other busi­ness own­ers and vol­un­teers on the com­mit­tee, as well as rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the coun­cil, AGL En­ergy, Er­gon and other spon­sors,” he said.

“It’s a very good com­mit­tee for me to work with and ev­ery­one is very pas­sion­ate about the event’s turnout.

“From ev­ery car­ni­val, you can re­ally tell how much ef­fort the Christ­mas Car­ni­val Com­mit­tee has put into it too.”

The com­mit­tee has been meet­ing reg­u­larly to make sure the car­ni­val runs smoothly.

“We started hav­ing meet­ings once ev­ery cou­ple of months and in the lead-up to Christ­mas, from June on­wards, we’d be hold­ing meet­ings monthly,” Mr Lu­cas said.

“When it’s closer to the car­ni­val, we end up hav­ing

meet­ings al­most ev­ery week to a fort­night.

“On Thurs­day morn­ing of the car­ni­val, we’ll have a quick meet to see how things are go­ing and it’s all go­ing to be ready from there.

“We’re all very ex­cited and so far it’s com­ing along re­ally well.”

PHOTO: MICHAEL NOLAN

Craig Lu­cas is Kin­garoy’s Christ­mas Car­ni­val Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent.

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